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Hezbollah’s Qassem says no solution before “resolving problem of Israel’s existence”

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Friday that “there cannot be any solutions [in the Middle East] before resolving the problem of Israel’s existence.”

“We are convinced that unless we resolve the problem of Israel’s existence in the region, there cannot be any solutions,” Qassem said according to a statement issued by Hezbollah.

He said that “the Resistance cannot back down,” adding that “those who are calling to abolish it are calling for abolishing Lebanon.”

He also said that Israel “is the enemy of the Arabs and the Muslims…and is the source of every crisis in the region and in our country.”

Qassem added that the “oppressive rulers” in the Middle East “are the creation of Israel.”

-NOW Lebanon

  • christine

    Before the Middle East had Israel to blame for everything the Muslim groups continually fought among themselves. If Israel were gone, then that I believe the Muslims would return to fighting each other.

    June 5, 2011

  • Charles G. Bedran

    "Oppressive rulers"; Would love for him to name them.

    June 3, 2011